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Michael Adair

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Men's 60

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July 1, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: San Clemente 50 Team needs players

If you are interested contact me and I will get you in contact with the manager.

Mike Adair
softball4b@aol.com
June 25, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Pool games....???

Entry fee not withstanding, the real costs of a tournament to a team is travel/lodging. 5 games at least make it more palpable when talking costs on a per game basis.

The organizations are trying to do their best to maximize play and expenditure. If you don't feel the format is suited to your team, then play local one day tournaments. These are for profit organizations and they are trying to put out a product that creates an environment of growth and repeat customers.

What is the optimum word in this thread, not pool, not tourney, GAMES. More the merrier, more at bats, more better.

Mike Adair
GSC 60 M+
June 8, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best ball in Hot Weather

Alot of people looking and no one is responding. I don't want a "Hot" ball, I just want a ball that holds up in all type of weather. I believe that the NCSSA hit a good ball, SPA, and I heard NSA has a decent one. Need opinions!
June 7, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best ball in Hot Weather

It is my understanding that the contract for the Stote ball ends at the end of this season for SSUSA. I would like to see the SSUSA use a ball that holds up in hot weather such as the Baden Fire. I don't really have a preference except I am tired of hitting a sock in hot humid temperatures.

I would like to see some comments from the guys in the South and Midwest.
June 4, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does your team track player statistics?

http://youtu.be/AhTVRmBqHpI

Cut and paste
June 4, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does your team track player statistics?

For those teams that use Clubteams.org, Dave post statistics for teams across the nation. Kind of cool to see a teammate leading in a particular category though numbers are always subjective. Webbie still believes he is 19 for 15 with 32 HRS. ;-)
June 4, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does your team track player statistics?

Clubteams.org - Dave Melosi - 50Caliber has developed this software and it works great.
June 2, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Old stories of bat doctoring

I picked up a bat when playing against _______ Martinez. It was at least 4 inches longer than any bat out there.

Worth Blue Dot - one minute submerged, 30 seconds in the microwave. Seams rise and spread like I do after going to a buffet. You could drop it on concrete and the ball bounce higher than your head.
May 26, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Congrat' MTC JV Rock and Reno Champs!

Congrats Tim...M+ justified ;-)
May 22, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: field loactions for Vegas

LOLOLOLOLOL
May 20, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 5 runs or 11 fielders

IMO - Always take the extra player. HR limitations and runs per inning offset the supposed difference in talent. The extra player - 5 man infield and 4 man outfield. Disadvantage to playing a five man, if you don't practice it then your defensive rotations suffer. When in doubt always play the force out at second, pitcher covers. If you can't score 5 an inning then getting an extra run an inning won't matter. Best bet is reduce the M+ team from scoring max and throw cookies with no one on base. Use up the HRS.
May 8, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USSSA STYLE PITCHING IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

Seriously Webbie. Do you know how much batting practice Imlay would want to do if we did that. He would a bat made out of Bamboo, Pine, Oak, Composite, we would never get done.
April 30, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is or what makes a player a major plus player?

I play Major+ because I am not the smartest guy in the world. It is easier for me to get the best guys I know who will play with me on the same team, make a batting order, and get out of the way. We do not worry about who we play. The ball is the same for both teams, bats are the same for both teams, wind is the same for both teams, no thinking just play. We do not always win, but we win will give you our best. I love teams bringing their "A" game every game. No offense to the other divisions, just too much thinking involved for me. SW Championships featured 4 teams that could win on any given Sunday. Every game a dogfight that required defense and offense management.

Mike Adair
GSC 60M+
April 20, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2015 Rock'n Reno Tournament

GSC 50 will be there
April 14, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

My put together team for local tourneys. Studs N Duds. On any given day you can be either one.

April 3, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where's Dr. Bruce Walker

I love Walk. Played against in KC in the 80's and with him on the Mavericks two decades later. That boy could hit. I am pretty sure he owned the same glove for 40 years, it did not get much use. :-)
March 26, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA survey

That okay Andy, I just made up stuff and used your email.
March 3, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tribute to one of the best!!!

I was playing for a small team out of Rolla, Mo and we drew Craig's team in the St Louis tournament, I think it was 1976 or 77. He proceeded to hit one out in LF, LC, RC, RF. Two years later we played against Steele's. We knew it was going to be difficult because they had barely beat a local St Louis team, after a serious butt chewing, Dave had them out hitting BP after the game. I think Craig hit 30+ out of the park in BP. We got run ruled 32-15 and they only batted twice. Whole nuther level of softball. RIP
Feb. 27, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

Maybe 45 AAA
Feb. 24, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

SSUSA Bat Policy
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, Senior Softball-USA will license new senior bats and publish an Approved Bat List for all sanctioned SSUSA Tournaments.

ALL APPROVED BATS (1.21 bpf) MANUFACTURED BEFORE 2014 ARE ALLOWED

This policy is being implemented for two reasons:

First and foremost, it is designed to protect our players and the sport. In the past few years, several entities have begun developing senior bats. This policy provides a significant barrier to bat manufacturers who do not have the wherewithal to establish manufacturing procedures that meet minimum industry standards to ensure bats are consistently meeting standards.

Second, it is a fairness issue: many of the bat manufacturers support the sport through some type of sponsorships. These sponsors face economic requirements that other bat manufacturers, who do not support the sport, do not face. This policy is designed to even the playing field.

The SSUSA bat policy is simple:

Each model and weight must be submitted to Dr. Richard Brandt at New York University and be tested and meet the 1.21 bpf standard. Dr. Brandt forwards his results directly to SSUSA. The bats must also meet other standards listed in the SSUSA Rulebook, including length.
Bat manufacturers with bats that meet the standard, then pay a minimum licensing fee each year.
Senior Softball USA requires manufacturers to name Senior Softball-USA as additionally insured on a $10 million liability insurance policy in case of injury.
After the agreement is reached, and SSUSA receives a copy of the insurance coverage, the bat is added to the Approved SSUSA Bat list and may be used in all SSUSA tournaments.
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